15 November 2018

Rosmah Mansor (picture) was on Thursday charged with two counts of soliciting $45 million, being 15 percent of the value of a contract from Saidi Abang Samsudin, the managing director of Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd and receiving $360,000n for a solar hybrid project for 369 rural schools in Sarawak. She pleaded not guilty.

The court allowed Rosmah a bail of RM1 million with one surety and fixed 10 December for mention. Yahoo News reported.

Rizal Mansor, a former aide, was also charged on Thursday with soliciting and receiving bribes for himself and on behalf of Rosmah over the solar project.

In June whistle-blower website Sarawak Report alleged that Najib had ordered the solar project contract to be awarded to Jepak Holdings, a transportation services company based in Bintulu.

Both Rosmah and her husband Najib Razak are facing charges in US and Malaysian jurisdiction over 1MDB scandal.